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Presentation skills – 5 tips to help you survive a disaster

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Have you faced a disaster during a presentation? If not, you will soon. It happens to every public speaker at some point. What I experienced during a recent presentation can help you prepare for the inevitable. Like most presenters, my presentation was on PowerPoint slides. I set up early, and had the projector running prior to […]

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Word tip: better/best and more/most

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Here is a brief reminder on how to use better/best and more/most properly. Better and more apply when you’re comparing or referring to only two items: “Product A handled the problem better.” (not ‘handled the problem best’) “Product A offers more power for the dollar.” (not ‘the most power’) If your sample includes three or […]

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Presentation tip: Improve your presentation with pauses

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Improve your oral presentation skills by incorporating pauses in your speech. Oh, I’m sure you pause on occasion. Everyone does naturally. But for maximum effect after a particularly dramatic or funny comment, pause for 4 to 6 seconds. (You may need to count in your head to make sure  you wait long enough.) Doing so […]

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3 more tips to improve your oral presentation skills

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If you follow my blog, you notice that I write frequently on the topic of presentation skills. Many columns are generated after sitting through a presentation or seminar. Such is the case today. I spotted a few “areas of improvement” (a term used in Toastmasters) during a presentation this morning. Reviewing these and those I […]

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More tips to improve your presentation skills

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Improve your oral presentation skills with these tips In previous columns, including this one, I have offered a number of tips for improving your presentation skills. Having attended another presentation, I find the need to offer some additional reminders here. After reviewing my columns, you’ll note a pattern to these presentation gaffes. 1. Not using the […]

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